Sentencing for child homicide

On 21 November 2018, we published our final report on sentencing for child homicide, making eight recommendations to Queensland Government.

The government accepted all the recommendations.

On 12 February 2019, the government introduced the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.

The revised Criminal Code and Other Legislation Bill passed on 1 April 2019 and was assented to on 7 April 2019.

Final report

Submissions listed as 'not published' have been withheld from publication for privacy or legal concerns.

  1. J and S Sandeman (Preliminary)  [PDF 192KB]
  2. Protect All Children Today (PACT) (Preliminary)  [PDF 116KB]
  3. Name withheld (Preliminary)  [PDF 311KB]
  4. Name withheld (Preliminary)  [PDF 303KB]
  5. Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group (Preliminary)  [PDF 128KB]
  6. M Airoldi (Preliminary)  [PDF 4KB]
  7. Queensland Law Society (Preliminary)  [PDF 2.8MB]
  8. Justice for Hemi (Preliminary)  [PDF 115KB]
  9. Bar Association of Queensland (Preliminary)  [PDF 3.1MB]
  10. Not published
  11. Not published
  12. Kevin Richards [PDF 105KB]
  13. Not published
  14. Name withheld [PDF 160KB]
  15. Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group (QHVSG) re: Delay in support around the death of a child [PDF 1.3MB]
  16. Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia [PDF 125KB]
  17. Lyn Burke (Community Summit)  [PDF 485KB]
  18. Richard Goodwin (Community Summit)  [PDF 154KB]
  19. Name withheld (Community Summit)  [PDF 154KB]
  20. Name withheld (Community Summit)  [PDF 155KB]
  21. Name withheld (Community Summit)  [PDF 155KB]
  22. Name withheld (Community Summit)  [PDF 154KB]
  23. Not published
  24. Lyn Burke [PDF 485KB]
  25. Name withheld (Community Summit)  [PDF 156KB]
  26. Richard Goodwin [PDF 108KB]
  27. Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group (QHVSG) re: Comparing child homicide to adult homicide in the criminal justice system [PDF 1.6MB]
  28. Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group (QHVSG) re: Phases of homicide victims' journey and recommendations [PDF 2.8MB]
  29. Protect All Children Today (PACT) [PDF 711KB]
  30. Bar Association of Queensland [PDF 1.5MB]
  31. Sisters Inside [PDF 540KB]
  32. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Service NQ [PDF 416KB]
  33. Legal Aid Queensland [PDF 153KB]
  34. Name withheld [PDF 115KB]
  35. Queensland Law Society [PDF 4.27MB]
  36. Queensland Police Service [PDF 1.37MB]
  37. Dispute Resolution Branch [PDF 448KB]
  38. Queensland Corrective Services [PDF 816KB]
  39. Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions [PDF 2.15MB]

Warning to readers

The focus of this review and information on this website may be distressing to some people. If you need to talk to someone, support is available:

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